Fonds PR2488 - Captain Fred M. Whitmarsh fonds

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Captain Fred M. Whitmarsh fonds

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    • [ca. 1890 - 1956] (Creation)

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    51 photographs

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    Fredrick Morris Whitmarsh was born in Merrickville, Canada West in 1848. In 1866, he served in the Merrickville Rifle Company, 41st Battalion during the Fenian Raids. He married Sarah Jane Watchorn (1855-?) in Ontario in 1876, and together they had at least two children: Irene (Wethy) (1879-1942) and Laura Grace Ermine (Little) (1887-1943)

    In 1908, he was homesteading near Vermilion, Alberta. As of the 1921 federal census, he was working as a miner in the Cariboo district near Cedar Rapids, B.C. Towards the end of his life, he lived in Edmonton, Alberta.

    He died in Edmonton in 1926.

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    Vera Bayrock found the material when she cleaned out her mother in law's garage after her mother in law's death.

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    The fonds consists Captain Fred M. Whitmarsh's photographs including Whitmarsh's family photographs and a photograph album featuring scenes of agriculture and transportation in Alberta circa 1890 to 1956.

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    In 2003, Vera Bayrock donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds. Land described according to the Alberta Township System (ATS).

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        Includes accession PR2003.0001.

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